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Panels for Powell's!

Northwest bookstore goes solar, gets compared to candy

Photo: Thomas Hawk Hearing the news that Oregon darling Powell’s Books is getting a crapload of solar panels is akin to learning that Santa recycles …

Powell’s Books goes partly solar

Independent bookseller Powell’s Books, based in Portland, Ore., will go partly solar next month with a 100-kilowatt solar system affixed to its warehouse that will …

Humane Society sues fur designers and purveyors

The Humane Society of the United States has sued a handful of fur retailers and designers for allegedly misrepresenting some real fur products as fake …

Ceres founder Joan Bavaria passes away

The environmental community is mourning the death last week of Joan Bavaria, a pioneer of socially responsible investing and founder of Ceres. In 2007, she …

Nokia is greenest electronics company, says Greenpeace

In its 10th Guide to Green Electronics, Greenpeace deems Nokia the greenest company, followed by Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba. But, says Greenpeace, neither those …

Lithium on my mind

Carmakers hope to head off lithium shortages

According to this article from the BBC, production of hybrid and electric cars may be stifled by a shortage of lithium at some point in …

Car crash

Who’s to blame for the crisis in the auto industry?

Detroit is in a free fall. Some say it’s their own doing by deciding to push big gas guzzlers rather fuel efficient cars. With that …

Wal-Mart CEO will resign

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott, who has presided over the company in its era of greening efforts, announced Friday that he is stepping down. Mike Duke, …

Alberta’s tar sands pose messy challenge for investors and ducks alike

  Photo: Stop the Tar Sands What could beat Amazonian deforestation, massive coal plants next to elementary schools, factory farming, mountaintop removal, and giant trash …